DR. WU was founded back in 2003 by Dr. Ying-Chin Wu, a dermatologist of 40 years experience that is recognized as “The Father of Cosmetic Medicine and Biotechnology” in Taiwan thanks to his efforts in medical skincare and biotechnology.
DR.WU is a range of highly effective skincare products backed by the latest discovery in Science, Biotechnology and Cosmetics to target various Asian skin problems. Our philosophy behind our pursuit for enhancing beauty and wellness is through simple, effective products backed by the latest discovery in Science, Biotechnology and Cosmetics. DR. WU’s philosophy is very straightforward – “Create perfect skin through simple yet effective ways”. Thanks to Sasa Malaysia, I get to join the exclusive DR. WU X Sasa Malaysia Beauty Workshop to learn more about this No. 1 Medical Skincare Brand in Taiwan. The first thing and best thing I’ve learned about this brand is that their products are all Alcohol Free, MI/MCI/Paraben Free, Artificial Color Free and Fragrance Free. To ensure safety and quality control, their products have gone through 4 Traceability Management, and 23 SGS Safety Checks before released. Now that you’ve heard of DR. WU, aren’t you curious what are the best-selling and star products from them?
DR.WU Hyalucomplex Hydrating System (玻尿酸保濕系列)
DR.WU Hyalucomplex Hydrating System is the range that has gotten all the hype once it was launched. Until today, it is still very hit because their product really works! I’m also amazed at the result and fell in love with this range. Just look at the following experiment – Bowie’s skin hydration level was initially at 93% which was considered very good already. But after using DR.WU Hyalucomplex Hydrating System, the moisture level shot up to 100%! Impressive! The current DR.WU Hyalucomplex Hydrating System is at its 5th Generation with Enhanced Hydration features. It works by powerfully locking in moisture to hydrate, refine and energize the skin, leaving the skin feeling moist and delicate. The good news is, it is also suitable for people who have sensitive skin, undergone laser, intense pulsed light and other medical cosmetic procedures. Constantly staying in air-conditioned room can make your skin feel dry and tight. I felt that I have this problem too. DR.WU Hyalucomplex Hydrating System works to help skin maintain dewy and glowing all day like you have just applied skincare product. This is what sets DR.WU’s Hyaluronic Acid products apart from other brands’. DR. WU Star Product / Best-Seller #1: Intensive Hydrating Serum With Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Hydrating Serum With Hyaluronic Acid is highly effective because it contains 5th generation HyaluComplex that combines Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyalo-Oligo, Hyalu-fix GL and Optim-Hyal which retains, attracts, and creates hydration in all skin layers. It also contains Active Yeast Extract, Ceramela, and Seamollient to encourage skin regeneration and improve skin’s natural protective barrier. If you have oily skin, you can opt for Intensive Hydrating Serum With Hyaluronic Acid (Light) with oil-less formulation. DR. WU Star Product / Best-Seller #2: Extreme Hydrate Bio-Cellulose Mask With Hyaluronic Acid This is the new generation bio-cellulose mask made of natural nano-fibers formed by fermented microbes. It is lighter and thinner (only 0.3 mm!) to ensure high absorption and fits the skin perfectly. Just like Intensive Hydrating Serum, it also contains 5th generation HyaluComplex in its 28ml essence. For this mask, Active Yeast Extract and Edelweiss Extract was added to help lighten skin, improve dullness and prevent pigmentation. You only need to use this 2-3 times per week. I also love the watery texture of this DR.WU Intensive Hydrating Gel With Hyaluronic Acid! Perfect for oily skin like mine.
DR.WU Ma3peel Mandelic Renewal System (杏仁酸煥膚系列)
What first comes into your mind when you hear about using acid in skincare? For me, it’s definitely harsh on the skin and stinging sensation when applied on acne. Surprise, surprise! DR.WU Ma3peel Mandelic Renewal System delivers the concept of daily gentle renewal and skincare without causing irritation. This is especially useful to target coarse skin, acne and whiteheads, and dull skin. “MA3PEEL Renewal Technology” is effective to activate the five-segment cell regeneration cycle:
Exfoliate dead skin cells
Accelerate separation of Stratum Corneum Cells
Revitalize and regenerate
Restructure and repair
When used daily, flawless, radiant and beautiful skin will be revealed. DR. WU Star Product / Best-Seller #3: Intensive Renewal Serum with 18% Mandelic Acid
Contains 18% high concentration of Mandelic Acid to fully stimulate skin renewal and metabolism of skin cells, layer by layer.
Hydration and soothing ingredients were added to lessen skin dryness, flaking, redness and swelling after renewal treatment. Plus, it gives the skin a boost of hydration and glowing radiance.
Suitable for: Neutral and oily skin type
Daily Renewal Serum With Mandelic Acid
Daily Renewal Serum With Mandelic Acid is the gentler version of Intensive Renewal Serum with 18%. Hence, it was perfectly formulated using three complex acids – Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Pyruvic Acid.
Suitable for: Dry and sensitive skin type
How to Pair Dr. Wu Renewal Serum with Personal Skincare Series
For hydration / sensitivity: Use 1 day and rest for 2 days
For anti-aging / whitening: Use 1 day and rest 1 day
For sebum / skin renewal: Use 2 days and rest 1 day
DR. WU Star Product / Best-Seller #4: DR.WU DD Cushion DR. WU first came out with DD Cream back in year 2014. Stands for Daily Defense or Dynamic Do-All, DD Cream combines the effect of BB Cream’s excellent concealing properties with CC Cream’s Color Correction effect. After the success of DD Cream, DR.WU came up with DD Cushion this year for a quicker application! There are 3 types of DD Cushion – Extreme Hydrate, Oil Control Mattify and Perfect Cover to cater for different needs and different skin types. I love that they came in pastel color cases! Taiwan’s No. 1 medical skincare brand DR.WU has collaborated with South Korea’s No. 1 AirPack cushion technology manufacturer, COSMAX for this first medical grade DD cushion with the highest concentrate (over 17 plant extracts!). The million-pore X-smart 3-layer sponge puff applicator gives your makeup an even tone for perfect natural finish. It also uses Hexagonal Accurate Match Powder to prevent pore clogging, controls oil, conceals blemishes and ensure great staying power. DR. WU’s DD Cushion is safe to be used after cosmetic surgery.
Tips on how to use Dr. Wu DD Cushion:
Gently press the smart puff into the air cushion 2-3 times, and then apply lightly to entire face
Do not overload the applicator with makeup. Instead, follow the principle of “apply little and often”. For the best effect, do not push or press down too hard when applying
For acne scars and spots, repeat light application to improve the concealing effect
PERFECT COVER DD CUSHION has the best concealing power among all; light application of once or twice will be sufficient
For highly visible spots and blemishes, it is recommended to use concealer before applying DD cushion in order to achieve natural-looking, blemish-free skin
My personal favorite is Perfect Cover since I need high concealing power one to cover imperfections. It covers them nicely without looking too cakey. If you prefer a lighter formulation, I’m sure you’ll love Extreme Hydrate DD Cushion. Try it! A big thank you to Sasa Malaysia for organizing such a useful workshop. Not only I benefited from the knowledge, but I’m sure my readers also gained a lot of info from the knowledge that has been passed over. I’m so excited to try the Christmas gifts from Dr. Wu!! If you wanna get your hands on Dr. Wu products in Malaysia, they’re now available at Sasa Malaysia stores nationwide. For more information on Dr. Wu and their skincare range, kindly visit www.drwu.com or www.facebook.com/drwu.